September was a divers month where I purchased an essential, a statement piece and a completer. That was the first half of the month... The second half I changed direction after my pinboard fantasies were shattered by reality ;).

First, new acquisitions. The tee is a style I already own in 4 other colors – it’s cheap, flattering, drapes well, and is made of very soft Tencel jersey. When I noticed it had become available in light blue I picked it up as a perfect complement to my pleated skirt purchased this spring. It is already packed away for next summer though.

The booties have had their own separate post ( I’m very happy with them but will refrain from further shopping out of season as I almost forgot to truly take rainy & icy conditions into account when pondering which pair to keep.

The other pair of shoes are a true indulgence. I was browsing the Clarks website (possibly my favorite shoe brand) for sales and noticed these metallic brogues on substantial discount. I don’t NEED these shoes and with Covid, I may not even have any occasion to wear them this year, BUT I have been drawn to this style for many years now, always foregoing the purchase as being too frivolous and too much of a side note in my general style. Seeing brogues, and especially this slim style with the low but refined heel, becoming ever less available, urged me to pounce when I still could. The bronze color has been on my radar, albeit low priority, for a long time too, as inspired by Janet.

Then after I put together my post on things I was eyeing for fall (, I got serious FOMO and went into town to try a few things on. The lilac cardigan most of you liked as much as I did, looked fluffy and soft in the pic. In reality it was heavy, plasticky looking and most of all, itchy.

I'm not liking the idea of going into b&m stores for cardigan shopping right now and feeling guilty everytime I touch fabric. But I have rediscovered a second-hand resale app (European Vinted) where I'm eyeing some great options at sweet price points. Last time I used this was not a succes (bought a 'fun' blazer I never wore), so this time I'm being extra careful evaluating possible purchases. Still, any mistake there will be cheaper and less taxing for the environment I figure.

Anyone here fond of shopping ebay and the likes? Any tips for shopping non-returnable second-hand e-tailers?